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  • King County Issues Directive to Wear Face Coverings

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings.

    Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    • Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers' markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).
    • Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores).
    • Restaurant take-out and food businesses. Employees who prepare, carry out, and deliver food must wear masks.
    • Cannabis shops and stores that sell dietary supplements.
    • Tobacco and vapor shops.
    • Buses, light rail, and other forms of public transportation.

    A face covering is not needed when you are outside walking, exercising, or otherwise outdoors if you are able to regularly stay 6 feet away from other people who do not live with you.
    Learn more on the King County website